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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
CY151
Project Name:
Maroni-Tsaroukkas
Project Description:
"The Tsaroukkas, Myceneans and Trade Project began work at Maroni in 1993 with the aim of investigating the predictions of Courtois, Hadjisavvas, and others, and, specifically, with the aim of finding and exploring a LC port/anchorage site and the associated trading activities." Manning, Sewell, Herscher 2002 p111
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
Society of Antiquanes London
Institute for Aegean Prehistory
University of Reading
British Academy
Dates of Operation:
From: 1990     To: present
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Manning, Sewell & Herscher 2002

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Cyprus
Province:
Location:
Maroni Valley
Ancient Regions:

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Sturt Manning
Address:
135 Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell University
E-mail:
sm456@cornell.edu
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 607.255.9639 )
Investigator Name:
David A. Sewell
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 607.255.9639 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 150
Project Area:
0 km2
Map Data Source:
Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Late Cypriot
Years:
From: BC 1650     To: BC 1200

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (0 m x 0 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:
included underwater survey

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
Primary Questions:
Where was the Late Cypriot port or anchorage and what were its associated trading activities?
Excavation:
YES

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Manning, S.W.; Sewell, D.A.; Herscher, E. (2002), "Late Cypriot IA maritime trade in action: underwater survey at Maroni-Tsaroukkas and the contemporary east Mediterranean trading system.", Annual of the British School at Athens, 97, 97-162




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